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2009 First Quarter Music Preview

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    With 2008 all but over, it’s time to start looking forward to the year ahead, and more specifically, the new releases in music that will soon be filling your ears in the coming weeks and months ahead. And since we at Consequence of Sound are all about helping you, our faithful readers, we thought we’d make your life a bit easier and summarize all of the noteworthy new albums set to hit music shelves in the first quarter of 2009.

    Below, you’ll find over 200 upcoming albums, spanning all genres, styles, and tastes, scheduled for release between January and late April. Enjoy and get ready because 2009 sure looks like it will be one hell of a year…

    Are we missing anything? Leave a comment and we’ll be sure to add it to our list!

    January 6, 2009:

    • Beausoleil – Alligator Purse
    • Glasvegas – Glasvegas
    • High on Fire – Live From the Relapse Contamination Festival
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    January 13, 2009:

    • Arthur Lee – Arthur Lee [Reissue]
    • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – Greatest Hits
    • Crooked X – Crooked X
    • The Derek Trucks Band – Already Free
    • Franz Nicolay – Major General
    • Kreator – Hordes of Chaos
    • Late of the Pier – Fantasy Black Channel
    • My Dear Disco – Dancethink Music
    • Ruby Jean & The Thoughtful Bees – Ruby Jean & The Thoughtful Bees

    January 20, 2009:

    • The 1900s – Medium High
    • A.C. Newman – Get Guilty
    • Andrew Bird – Noble Beast
    • Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
    • Antony & the Johnson – The Crying Light
    • Anya Marina – Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II
    • Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly [Reissue]
    • Ben Nichols – The Last Pale Light in the West
    • Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP
    • Built By Snow – MEGA
    • Calexico – Live From Austin, TX
    • Cash Cash – Take it to the Floor
    • Cut Off Your Hands – You and I
    • Dylan Connor – Breakaway Republic
    • Fiction Family – Fiction Family
    • John Frusciante – The Empyrean
    • Maegashira – The Stark Arctic
    • Mariah Carey – The Ballads
    • Matt & Kim – Grand
    • Mr. Lif – I Heard It Today
    • Reel Big Fish – Fame, Fortune and Fornication
    • Squarepusher – Numbers Lucent EP
    • Sweet Water – Clear The Tarmac
    • Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances
    • Umphrey’s McGee – Mantis
    • The Zero Boys – History Of [Reissue]
    • The Zero Boys – Vicious Circle [Reissue]

    January 27, 2009:

    • Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique [Reissue]
    • The Bird and the Bee – Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
    • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – Working on a Dream
    • Cotton Jones – Paranoid Cocoon
    • The Delicious – The Delicious The Delicious
    • Franz Ferdinand – Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
    • The Guggenheim Grotto – Happy The Man
    • Hoobastank – Fornever
    • Hot Chip – Hot Chip with Robert Wyatt and Geese EP
    • It Dies Today – Lividity
    • Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash Remixed
    • Kylie Minogue – Boombox: The Remix Album 2000-2008
    • Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes – Eye Legacy
    • Mark Olson & Gary Louris – Ready For The Flood
    • Marked Men – Ghosts
    • Nickel Eye – The Time of the Assassins
    • Of Montreal – An Eluardian Instance EP
      Of Montreal – Jon Brion Remix EP
    • Omar Rodríguez-López – Old Money
    • Rush – Retrospective 3 [Box Set]
    • Sepultura – A-Lex
    • Various Artists – Johnny Cash Remixed
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    Also in January:

    • Boris – Live My Life
    • The Deep Dark Woods – Winter Hours
    • K’Naan – Troubador

    February 3, 2009:

    • 50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct
    • A Day to Remember – Homesick
    • Ben Kweller – Changing Horses
    • Benjy Ferree – Come Back To The Five and Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee
    • The BPA -  I Think We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
    • Chris Cornell – Scream
    • Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
    • Dierks Bentley – Feel That Fire
    • Fol Chen – Part 1: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made
    • The Fray – The Fray
    • Handsome Furs – Face Control
    • Heartless Bastard – The Mountain
    • Iran – Dissolver
    • Ladyfinger – Dusk
    • Melinda Doolittle – Coming Back to You
    • Nico Vega – Nico Vega
    • Phosphorescent – To Willie
    • The Red Jump Suit Apparatus – Lonely Road
    • Spinnerette – TBA
    • Two Tongues – Two Tongues
    • The Von Bondies – Love, Hate, and Then There’s You

    February 10, 2009:

    • A Shoreline Dream – Recollections of Memory
    • An Horse – Rearrange Beds
    • Barbara Trentalange – Awakening, Level One
    • Ben Lee – The Rebirth of Venus
    • Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – Advance Base Battery Life
    • Charles Spearin – The Happiness Project
    • Courtney Love – Nobody’s Daughter
    • Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid
    • Hot Panda – Volcano…Bloody Volcano!
    • Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You
    • The Lonely Island – Incredibad
    • Michelle Branch – Everything Comes and Goes
    • Missy Elliott – Block Party
    • Mos Def – The Ecstatic
    • Trouble Andrew – Trouble Andrew
    • Van Morrison – Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl
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    February 17, 2009:

    • … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – The Century of Self
    • Abe Vigoda – Reviver EP
    • Alena Diane – To Be Still
    • The Answer – Everyday Demons
    • The Appleseed Cast – Sagarmatha
    • Asobi Seksu – Hush
    • The Bakerton Group – El Rojo
    • Beirut – March of the Zapotec EP + Realpeople – Holland EP
    • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Eponymous
    • Lionel Richie – Just Go
    • M. Ward – Hold Time
    • Morrissey – Years of Refusal
    • N.A.S.A. – The Spirit of Apollo
    • Odawas – The Blue Depths
    • Psaap – The Camel’s Back
    • Robyn Hitchcock – Goodnight Oslo
    • Telepathe – Dance Mother
    • These Are Powers – All Aboard Future
    • Thursday – Common Existence
    • William Elliott Whitmore – Animals In The Dark
    • Vetiver – Tight Knit

    February 24, 2009:

    • B-Real – Smoke and Mirrors
    • Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand
    • Green River Ordinance – Out Of My Hands
    • Hatebreed – For The Lions
    • J. Holiday – Round 2
    • J.J. Cale – Roll On
    • Lamb of God – Wrath
    • The Lovetones – Dimensions
    • MC Lars – This Gigantic Robot Kills
    • The Screaming Blue Messiahs – Live At The BBC

    Also in February:

    • Anathema – Horizons
    • Big Boi – Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
    • The Bedroom Philosopher – Brown and Orange
    • Indigo Girls – TBA
    • Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
    • Massive Attack – Weather Underground
    • Neil Young – The Riverboat
    • Third Eye Blind – Ursa Major
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    March 3, 2009:

    • The Antlers – Hospice
    • Bell X1 – Blue Lights On The Runway
    • The Bitter Tears – Jam Tarts in the Jakehouse
    • Bosque Brown – Baby
    • Coheed & Cambria – Neverender: Children of The Fence Edition [Box Set]
    • Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate
    • Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
    • Pet Shop Boys – Yes
    • The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
    • Say Hi – Oohs & Aahs
    • SuidAkrA – Crógacht
    • U2 – No Line on the Horizon
    • The Whip – X Marks Destination
    • Wild Light – Adult Nights

    March 10, 2009:

    • Arbouretum – Song of the Pearl
    • Bishop Allen – Grrr…
    • Busta Rhymes – Back on My B.S.
    • Cursive – I Am Swollen
    • Elvis Perkins – Elvis Perkins
    • Extra Golden – Thank You Very Quickly
    • Handsome Furs – Face Control
    • Imogen Heap – TBA
    • Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – Dead Oceans
    • MxPx – On The Cover II
    • New Found Glory – Not Without a Fight
    • The Number Twelve Looks Like You – Worse Than Alone
    • Razorlight – Slipway Fires
    • Riverboat Gamblers – Underneath The Owl
    • Thieves Like Us – Play Music

    March 17, 2009:

    • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Beware
    • MSTRKRFT – Fist of God
    • Our Lady Peace – Burn Burn
    • The Rakes – KLANG
    • Sara Lov – Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming
    • Speck Mountain – Some Sweet Relief
    • Static-X – Cult of Static
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    March 24, 2009:

    • Beep Beep – Enchanted Islands
    • Blue October – Approaching Normal
    • Dan Decon – Bromst
    • The Decemberists – Hazards Of Love
    • Dredg – TBA
    • Fever Ray -  Fever Ray
    • KMFDM – Blitz
    • Mastodon – Crack the Skye
    • Mumiy Troll – Comrade Ambassador
    • P Is For Panda – P Is For Panda
    • Pearl Jam – Ten [Reissue]
    • Pete Doherty – Grace/Wasteland
    • Radiohead – The Bends [Reissue]
    • Radiohead – Ok Computer [Reissue]
    • Radiohead – Pablo Honey [Reissue]
    • Röyksopp – Junior
    • Stevie Nicks – The Soundstage Sessions
    • Swan Lake – Enemy Mine
    • These Green Eyes – Relapse To Recovery

    March 31, 2009:

    • Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
    • Max Morgan – Interrupting the Silence
    • Peter Bjorn & John – Living Thing
    • PJ Harvey & John Parish – A Woman a Man Walked By
    • Thunderheist – Thunderheist

    Also in March:

    • Ace Enders – TBA
    • Battlefields – Thresholds Of Imbalance
    • Black Eyed Peas – The END
    • Justin Townes Earle – Midnight At The Movies
    • Kid Sister – Dream Date
    • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Firstborn Is Dead [Reissue]
    • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity [Reissue]
    • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Kicking Against The Pricks [Reissue]
    • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Your Funeral, My Trial [Reissue]
    • Papa Roach – Metamorphosis
    • Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
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    April 7, 2009:

    • Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
    • Black Dice – Repo
    • The Coathangers – Scramble
    • Crystal Antlers – Tentacles
    • Doves – Kingdom of Rust
    • Halloween, Alaska – Champagne Downtown
    • The Hold Steady – A Positive Rage
    • Jane’s Addiction – A Cabinet of Curiosities [Box Set]
    • The Junior Boys -  So This Is Goodbye
    • Lady Sovereign – Jigsaw
    • Lil Wayne – Rebirth
    • Mims – Guilt
    • Sara Watkins – Sara Watkins
    • So Many Dynamos – The Loud Wars
    • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – A Stranger Here
    • The Thermals – Now We Can See

    April 14, 2009:

    • A-Trak – Infinity +1
    • Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
    • The Datsuns – Headstunts
    • Dave Matthews Band – TBA
    • Flight of the Conchords – TBA
    • The Handsome Family – Honey Moon
    • Jill Sobule – California Years
    • Metric – Fantasy
    • Papercuts – You Can Have What You Want
    • Radio Moscow – Brain Cycles
    • Silversun Pickups – Swoon
    • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

    April 21, 2009:

    • Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
    • Depeche Mode – Sounds of the Universe
    • Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream
    • Funeral Party – Bootleg EP
    • Immaculate Machine – High on Jackson Hill
    • Super Furry Animals – TBA
    • Tortoise – TBA
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    April 28, 2009:

    • A Camp – Colonia
    • Great Northern – Remind Me Where The Light Is

    Also in April:

    • Ida Maria – Fortress Round My Heart
    • Queensrÿche – American Soldier

    Also in Spring:

    • Blikk Fang – TBA
    • Bria Valente – Elixir
    • Built To Spill – TBA
    • Crash Test Dummies – Toys
    • Deftones – Eros
    • Dirty Projectors – TBA
    • Dr. Dre – Detox
    • Eminem – Relapse
    • Gorillaz – TBA
    • Lightning Bolt – TBA
    • Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything to Nothing
    • Matisyahu – Light
    • Ox – Burn Out
    • Patrick Wolf – Battle
    • Placebo – TBA
    • Prince – Lotus Flower
    • Prince – MPLSOUND
    • Rakim – The Seventh Seal
    • Rancid – TBA
    • Ryan Adams – TBA [Box Set]
    • Switchfoot – TBA
    • Wilco – TBA
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